Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 07, 2017

Sources

American Council on Exercise: "Exercise as a Cure for Fatigue and to Boost Energy Levels."<br /> KidsHealth: "Why drinking water is the way to go."

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SPEAKER: Ah, 3 o'clock-- time for the dreaded midafternoon slump. Nuh-uh! Drop that candy. It'll give you a burst of energy and then send you crashing down. You need an energy makeover. Here are three better ways to get your family going.

Number one, get moving. I know, you're low on energy. So how is this time for a workout?

Turns out that exercise actually gives you more energy. Even a quick 10 minutes to get your blood pumping can refresh you. And the more active you are during the day, the better you'll sleep at night.

Number two, drink some water. Did you know dehydration is a top cause of fatigue? You might not even feel thirsty, just sleepy. So, instead of reaching for that energy drink, grab some water instead.

Number three, give yourself a break. And that doesn't mean burying your face in your phone. Close your eyes, and breathe deeply for a few minutes.

Read a book-- yes, the paper kind. Or take a few minutes to stretch. So go ahead. Don't fear the afternoon slump. Rest, drink, and move your way to more energy.

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